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Marginal Mennonite Society

Happy birthday, Nancy Meek Pocock (Oct. 24, 1910 – March 4, 1998)! #Quaker. Peace activist. Born in Chicago, Illinois. Moved to Toronto, Canada, with her minister father in 1920, when she was 10 years old. In 1950, Nancy and her husband, Jack, joined the Society of Friends (Quakers). During the Vietnam War, the Pococks opened their home to draft dodgers from the U.S. They also began sheltering Vietnamese refugees. Their house continued to be a shelter for refugees of all kinds for the next three decades. In 1978, Nancy was awarded the Medal of Friendship from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. In the 1980s she became involved in efforts to welcome Central American refugees to Toronto. Just days before her death, lying on a bed in the ER, she was still signing papers on behalf of her refugee friends.

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